I, at first, thought it was an old church (the structure itself looks lovely). And then when I read it was a former funeral home, I was like, “Interesting…” But, you know, they had outdoor patio lights out front, and space looked very inviting last evening…
It was a very cute chapel at the funeral parlor.
And the renovation, as you say, looks quite lovely (at least by day - haven’t been by at night yet).
Ronald Reagan, Giogio Baldi and countless other famous and infamous and ordinary Angelenos have laid in state there. The spirit program will be very strong even without an ABV Lic!
The area is pretty quiet at night (at least, for now), but I think there’s a lot of business close by, so there should be a ton of foot traffic during the day. Tartine has the name recognition already, so it’d be surprised if this place isn’t mobbed (at least initially).
@CiaoBob: I can’t remember what the thread was in which you asked about sandwiches. Partner went to Tartine again recently and said that there are pre-made cold sandwiches, and you can order hot sandwiches. We didn’t try any of those.
Coffee is free to nearby health care workers - I appreciate that. But, I also feel a little guilty accepting it. I can’t think of an industry that is being pummeled as much as the restaurant biz and yet their generosity never fails to impress the hell out of me.
Still - I thought SaMo Tartine’s was fantastic: wonderfully buttery, shatteringly crispy and NOT AT ALL chewily bready. My pictures are so yellow tinted it looks like a curry croissant (if any of our great shutterbugs here want to tell me how to fix this, I’m all ears - it’s an iPhone 11 for fucks sake). I tried to show how greasy my left index finger was.